Kamaru Usman Defeats Jorge Masvidal in Title Defense Fight!

It looks like Kamaru Usman won’t be handling his welterweight title to any other fighters anytime soon. Last weekend, he managed to take down Jorge Masvidal in his first title defense match. Catch the highlight of their clash below!

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Kamaru Usman Defeats Jorge Masvidal in Title Defense!

After such short notice, Masvidal had agreed to replace Gilbert Burns in his match against Kamaru Usman. Without a doubt, many have doubted that the former would be ready for such a clash. On the other hand, lots of fans believed that GameBred could win the fight. However, UFC’s first African-born champion proved that he’s a force to be reckoned with. While he didn’t win any new fans over, the welterweight title is still secured under his name. 

In short, Usman has dominated their fight from the second round on. If Masvidal managed to get a food first round, it started to go downhill quite quickly. He began with a violent and unsustainable pace that surprised his opponent a few times. However, the champion finally caught up and took him down after a low kick. Fortunately, GameBred was able to get back and stay busy until the end. Things took a turn in the second round, where Usman constantly tried to wrestle him up against the fence.

His tenacious grinding style and punch put a strain on his rival’s body. While Masvidal showed excellent performance at defending, several did come. tAt the end, ‘Gamebred’ might still be a cult hero and a fan-favorite; there is a big chance that he will never fight for a title again after this match. At the age of 36, he had gotten his paycheck that might be enough. 

What Next?

After this fight, it will be quite tough to find another name that can beat Usman. Besides, he should be looking at a clash against Gilbert Burns or Leon Edwards next. Nevertheless, there is also the chance that these two might face each other for another title eliminator. Besides, this means that Usman can take some time off.